Walking into the signature living area, the space and light coupled with an abundance of impeccable design brings an unmistakable sense of calm. The entertainer’s kitchen and dining area span the back of the house, with bi-fold doors and skylights flooding the room with light, while the lounge area combines sophistication and comfort. You can imagine the dinner parties, summer gatherings and cosy evenings you can enjoy in this house.


Ground floor
The perfectly balanced kitchen, dining and lounge area is practical for everyday living with the wow factor to impress when entertaining. Flooded with natural light, the living space flows onto the decking and garden, giving the feel of endless space.

The Häcker kitchen is finished to a high standard with feature lighting, quartz counter tops and built in Neff appliances.

The lounge features a dropped ceiling and contemporary ‘floating’ fireplace with seating either side to create an intimate, cosy area.

Overlooking the fields to the front of the house is the study, and a family room / guest suite with adjoining shower room and covered terrace.

First floor
The master suite is designed to harness the beautiful countryside view, with the bed looking outward through full height glass opening on to a covered balcony overlooking the fields beyond. The dressing area with feature lighting is behind a vanity screen, leading to an en-suite shower room.

Three additional double bedrooms all enjoy large windows and sumptuous carpets, with a further en-suite bathroom and additional family bathroom.

A full width patio flows from the living area, made from the same porcelain wood effect flooring as the interior: with the doors opened it’s hard to see where the house ends and the patio begins.

Tucked in the corner of the garden is a separate office / garden room.

The Cotswold stone driveway was designed with practicality in mind. There’s space for 6 cars and the stones are secured to match the clean, tidy presentation of the house and minimise maintenance.


Kidmore End is a pretty village in the Chiltern Hills, on the outskirts of Sonning Common.
Popular with commuters for its peace and tranquillity, there are excellent countryside walks on the doorstep and several highly rated pubs and restaurants nearby including Antony Worral Thompson’s The Greyhound.
Within a few miles drive along country lanes are Henley-on-Thames, Goring, Pangbourne and Reading with riverside dining, shopping centres for every taste and excellent transport links.

Transport links

Reading train station: 6 miles CROSSRAIL
Pangbourne train station: 5 miles
Twyford train station: 9 miles
A33: 5.5 miles
M4: 8.7 miles

EPC Rating: D

Seller Insight

Signal Elm caught our attention straight away, it’s a stunning house with great curb appeal. Unlike other houses we’d seen, the interior was beyond our expectations. The house has been finished to a very high standard and the layout and room sizes were perfect for us. Everything about it had the wow factor. Right from our first viewing we just knew it was right for us, we didn’t want to leave!

Everything has been very cleverly designed so the house works just as well for entertaining as for day-to-day life. The living area by the fire is really cosy, yet we’ve had over 80 people here for BBQs, birthday parties, engagement parties and it doesn’t feel crowded.

In the summer, with the bi-fold doors open, guests can wander in and out so the house and garden feel like one connected space.  For dinner parties, I’m very much a part of the evening rather than being cut off in a separate kitchen. The open plan space works equally well when it’s just the two of us here, it’s a real hub. Aside from the main living space, the snug is so useful for a quiet moment and of course my fiancé uses his office constantly.

The view from the main bedroom also had a lot of appeal and we’ve loved it every bit as much as we thought we would. There are beautiful sunsets from there, we can’t see the road really, just the fields which change throughout the year from bright yellow to green, sandy, brown, snowy, frosty. It’s like a moving landscape picture, but we watch it live!

I love the cleanliness of Signal Elm, it’s easy to keep clean and with the overall design, it always feels like a fresh, relaxing space. Originally, I had wanted a more traditional style of house but living here doesn’t feel like a compromise as we’ve got exactly the lifestyle we wanted. I’m a convert!

The smart home features were a ‘nice to have’ but now I don’t think we could live without it. When we’re away we can switch lights on and off, monitor the CCTV and even open windows on a hot day to keep the dogs cool.

If we’ve forgotten to turn anything off, we can do that remotely and we turn the heating on before we get home. Even the fire can be switched on before we walk through the door, so we’re walking into a calm, cosy house ready to put our feet up and relax. It’s a real luxury.

My friends do laugh when we open the Velux windows with our phones, but then again they’re very high so using a pole seems like such a ‘yesterday’ thing to us now! We’re thoroughly spoilt with this house really.

We walk our dogs daily; our favourite route starts in the field right across the road. We can walk cross country all the way to The Packhorse Inn and mostly over fields to The New Inn too. Wyfold Estate has some lovely woodland for walks, there are so many options around here.

This road is quiet for cars but a busy cycle route, we love watching the cyclists going past and they so often comment on how much they love our house. We’re known as ‘the new house’, it really stands out from the rest. We’re incredibly proud to live here.

Kidmore End has a strong community feel which some fantastic events through the year. We have easter egg hunts, bonfire night and a fortnightly pub crawl on the back of a tractor trailer during the summer. It’s call The Tractor Run and it’s so much fun! We’ve ended up in pubs we never would have stumbled upon otherwise. The church is very active, they run several events throughout the year too.

There’s a ladies of Kidmore End whatsapp group which has been really helpful, our neighbours have been lovely too. We’ll miss the community here.

We bought Signal Elm as our forever home, however we now need to upsize. That said, we love the house so much we’re replicating it at our new home using the same architect who designed Signal Elm. We’re spoiled for life having lived here!


Key Features

  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1100 sq ft kitchen/dining/living room
  • Optional ‘smart home’ functionality
  • Sought after village
  • Countryside views

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